Iris Becker Elementary

Soft Start for Kindergarten

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Congratulations! Your child is ready to come to kindergarten.  We are pleased to welcome your  family to our school, as well as welcoming siblings of our current students.


Dearborn Public Schools is initiating a “Soft Start” program for incoming kindergarten students.  The purpose of the Soft Start program is to provide shorter days and to introduce your child to  his/her kindergarten teacher. This first week transition will allow your child to familiarize him/herself with the school and basic routines.  The goal is to ensure that the start of  kindergarten is positive, smooth, and successful for all students.


This is an exciting time in the lives of children and families. Our goal for Soft Start is to make the start to school successful for all students. Thank you for your patience with the part time schedule.  This is effective only for the first week of school.


The Soft Start schedule is :

Tuesday, September 8th:

  • All  students (kindergarten parents are welcome to stay)
    • Arrival: 9:00 a.m.  Dismissal: 11:00

Wednesday, September 9th:

  • Kindergarten students from 9:00-11:30
  • Parent orientation meeting 12:30-2:00
  • Kindergarten Open House for parents and children 2:00-3:30

Thursday, September 10th:

  • Kindergarten students 9:00-11:30
  • Scheduled one-on-one assessments: 12:00-3:30

Friday, September 11th:

  • Kindergarten students  9:00-11:30
  • Scheduled one-on-one assessments: 12:00-3:30


Kindergarten teachers will be assessing all students during scheduled times. Thank you for your partnership and  continued support  as your child begins school.  We love volunteers and encourage you to volunteer-please pick up information in the office or see your child’s teacher for more information.

Enjoy the rest of the  summer and see you in September!




Rima Hassan